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Issac Hempstead Wright talks about how the cast is dealing with the end of Game of Thrones

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Season 7 of Game of Thrones has been running behind its annual schedule this year. The production finished the filming for Season 7 by the end of February, and now the premiere is set for July 16th. Season 6 had quite a many characters have their stories taken to new highs, which takes the anticipation for Season 7 even higher. Bran Stark, who is now the Three-Eyed Raven, is one of those characters. Bran is at an interesting point in his journey, where he is not only crippled, but also sort of, really in trouble. Issac Hempstead Wright, who plays the role of Bran Stark on the show, recently talked about how the cast was dealing with the end of Game of Thrones, and more. Read on!

Issac Hempstead Wright was attending the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience show at the Madison Square Garden, where entertainment portal Vulture caught up with him. Talking about how Bran could be a part of the concert, and then recalling that he probably wouldn’t be able to do it because of his stage fright, Issac said :

“We need a whole Bran spinoff tour. I’m up for that. I could play piano! Wait, no. No. God, no. I’d love to, it would be great, but at the same time, there are 25,000 people who are going to be here, and I might have an actual heart attack playing live in front of them. I do get terrible stage fright. I’ve been playing piano since I was 8 or 9, but I hated it to begin with. My mom forced me to play it, and I was close to giving up, close to saying, “Stop making me do this. I hate it,” and eventually it just clicked and I loved it, and it was my favorite thing in the world. I remember one occasion at school, playing a piece, and I was literally halfway through it, it was going really well, but then I messed it up a bit, and I just froze.

It was one of the most mortifying moments I’ve ever had! And so I’m always quite anxious about performing in public. More recently, I’m getting into jazz, and playing jazz, which is much more relaxed. You don’t have people at the front looking through the score, checking that you got the E-flat.”

We can sometimes see the (not so) hidden fanboy inside Issac. He recently also commented on a few Game of Thrones fan theories, in another interview. Moving on, he also talked about how the cast of Game of Thrones was dealing with the idea that the show was nearing its ending. He said :

“I mean, it’s definitely going to be weird, especially for me, since I’ve been doing this for seven years. It’s been a key part of my life. So to think of it ending at all is just so bizarre. But it’s also exciting, because we’ll get to start something new. A whole other world of possibilities. But to not come in and see the same faces, to see the same crew, and the same irreplaceable actors, it’s going to be really sad. And so there is that wistful atmosphere on set at times, and people going, “Oh, we’re so close!”

The actors pop in and out, they might not be there for two years at a time, whereas the producers, they’ve literally been living on set in Belfast. So I think they’re probably ready to call it a day, and not be quite so nostalgic. They want to go home and actually sleep!”

Issac Hempstead Wright also talked about a lot of other things, like the idea of the cast forming a Game of Thrones band. Read the full interview, here.

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It turns out Sophie Turner’s tattoo was a major Game Of Thrones spoiler after all

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

About a year back, on the The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sophie Turner had showed all of us a tattoo on her arm that read, “The pack survives” with the Stark sigil, along with it.

Turns out we had a spoiler with us all along. For those of you who have seen the finale, will know what we are saying.

In the finale episode, “The Iron Throne”, Bran the Broken becomes the King of the Six Kingdoms, Sansa Stark becomes the Queen in the North, Jon Snow goes Beyond the Wall and mostly becomes The King Beyond the Wall and Arya Stark sets to fulfill her dream to become Nymeria and explore the world. Everything that each of them went through finally culminated into a bittersweet end. The promotional image of the pilot with Ned Stark on the throne almost made sense suddenly.

And turns out, Sophie Turner had already given out a major spoiler about this through her tattoo.

“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner had said when asked about it. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”

She also said that some people had advised against her getting it just in case fans react to it the way they did. But she did not pay heed to it. Turner also took to Instagram after the airing of the episode.

“The pack survived,” she wrote alongside an image of herself, Williams and Hempstead Wright.






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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale

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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost reunion in the series finale

Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!

Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:

How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream

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Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.

This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).

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“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.

She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.

Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.

Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!






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